Hardanger fiddle music and dance may be a limited portion or
occasional feature of the regularly scheduled events listed
below. Schedules are subject to change. Contact the organizers
for further information or program details regarding specific
weekly and monthly
below are arranged in alphabetical order by
state and city.
Also see our separate listing of annual
and special events.
If you would like to publicize an event here, please submit
information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For listings of music and dance events in
see Folkemusikk.com or Folkedans.com (in Norwegian).
Scandinavian Dance Classes
Every Monday, 7 - 10pm, with Donna Tripp and Ted Martin and
Cameron Flanders. Cost: $5 per class drop-in, $4 pre-registered.
Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center Street, Anaheim.
Contact Ted at 714-893-8888 or tedmart (at) juno (dot) com or
City: Scandinavian Dance Classes
Every Wed., 8:00 - 10:30pm, with Cameron Flanders & John
Chittum. Cost: $5/class drop-in; $4.00 pre-registered. Lindberg
Park, 5401 Rhoda Way, Culver City. (west on Virginia from
Overland, between Jefferson & Culver Blvds.) Contact Sparky
at 310-827-3618 or FSotcher (at) yahoo (dot) com or
Gatos: Barneleikarring (Children's Norwegian Dance) classes
Bameleikarring (Children's Norwegian Dance) classes meet second
Sundays 1:30 - 3:30 pm, at Nordahl Hall, 580 W. Parr Avenue
in Los Gatos. Location and dates may change. Contact Ginny
Hansen at (925) 634-0266 or uffda7 (at) pacbell (dot) net.
View: Nordahl Grieg Leikarring Performance Group
Nordahl Grieg Leikarring meets Wednesdays at Masonic Hall,
980 Church St. in Mountain View, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Location subject
There is also a meeting on 4th Sundays from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
at another location. Contact: Anne Huberman & Greg Goodhue
at (408)-259-9959, (408) 437–8793 or goodhue (at) hotmail (dot) com, or visit www.ngls.net.
Scandia 2nd Saturday
Scandia 2nd Saturday Monthly Dance usually meets at Oakland
Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Drive in Oakland. Location may
vary. Usually does not meet in February, June or July. Cost
$7. Musicians are encouraged to come and play. Dance teaching
7:30 - 8:30 pm, dance 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Contact Jane and Frank
Tripi at (510) 654-3636 or fjtripi (at) juno (dot) com.
Traveling Dance Class
Norwegian dance class meets on second Sundays, September through
June, at 2 - 5 pm. Usually at Bjornson Hall, 2258 Mac Arthur
Blvd. in Oakland, CA. Everyone welcome to attend. Contact Gerd
Syrstad at (650) 363–2743, or Gudrun Tollefson at (510)
Alto: Nordic Footnotes Scandinavian Dance Party
Nordic Footnotes 1st Saturday Scandinavian Dance Party 7:30 p.m. - midnight, usually at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church (location may change), 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. Entrance to parking lot is on Monte Rosa, just off Sand Hill Road. Teaching session 7:30-8:30 pm before party. Cost $8. For information and directions see http://sites.google.com/site/nordicfootnotes/home or contact Jeanne and Henry 408-890-6102 jsawyer (at) SawyerPartnership (dot) com , Sarah Kirton (650)968-3126 sarah (dot) kirton (at) sbcglobal (dot) net ,or Jim Little and Linda Persson (650) 323-2256 jglittle (at) aol (dot) com.
Alto: Scandinavian fiddle group
Scandinavian fiddle group meets most Fridays 7:30-10:00 pm. See http://sites.google.com/site/nordicfootnotes/scandinavian-music-sessions or call Jeanne Sawyer 408-890-6102 jsawyer (at) SawyerPartnership (dot) com for information and location/time changes.
Scandinavian Dance Class
Scandinavian Dance Class meets Mondays over seasonal, six-week
sessions, 7 - 9:30 pm at Hamilton Street Park Community Center,
Hamilton Street in Sacramento. The current sessions is September
8, 2008 through October 20, 2008 (No class October 13). Pre-registration
Diego: Scandinavian dance class
Every Wednesday w/ Donna Tripp, Ted Martin and Jo Barckley.
Folk Dance Center, 4569 30th St., San Diego. Contact: Jo at
Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver dance
on Wednesday evenings at the Scandinavian Community Centre
in Burnaby starting at 7:30. But, 2nd Wednesdays will be "Live
Music" nights at a different location. Drop-in fee
for non-members is $5.00. Teaching runs from 7:30 to 8:45
followed by refreshments and dancing until 10 pm. The Scandinavian
Community Centre is located at 6540 Thomas Street in Burnaby
V5B 4P9. For registration, contact Wendy Cutler at (604)
685-7405 or Deborah at (604) 596-3967 or visit www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi/weekly.html.
Swedish and Norwegian dancing to live
and recorded music
at Pearl Street Studio,
2126 Pearl Street in Boulder. No partner necessary; admission
$5. Mondays, 7:30-10:30 pm: First
hour teaching, open dancing afterward. Beginners welcome. Contact Nancy Ellinghaus
303-499-7262. Second Saturdays, 8:00-10:30 pm: Open dancing.
Contact Mike Palmer at 303-442-7689. Fifth Saturdays, 8:00-10:30 pm: Bygdedans (regional
dance) review and dancing, intermediate/advanced. Contact Eric Meyer at 303-415-1187.
District of Columbia
See Maryland events.
Chicagoland Scandinavian Turning Dance Classes
Basics instruction is 6 - 7 pm, intermediate instruction
begins around 7:15 pm, social dancing follows instruction;
$6 admission. Meets most Sunday evenings, November
through May, at St. Lukes Presbyterian
Church, located in the southwestern suburbs of Chicagoland
at 3910 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois. No partner
necessary. Call to check
schedule, location, and to verify meeting. Bring hard-soled (leather) shoes. Contact
Roo Lester at 630-985-7192 or DancingRoo (at) aol (dot) com.
Scandia DC meets every 3rd Saturday, September through
May, 7 - 10 pm at the Greenbelt City Community Center,
15 Crescent Road in Greenbelt. Dance teaching is followed
by open dancing. Contact Linda Brooks at linda (at) scandiadc (dot) org or Ross Schipper at (202) 333-2826 or ross (at) scandiadc (dot) org, or
Park: Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers
Usually 1st or 2nd Saturday of month,
except July. Location varies around the region. House
parties with potluck and informal teaching at 6:30, then
dancing starting around 8:00. No set fee, just jar for
contributions. Bring clean dance shoes. Beginners welcome;
no partner necessary. Contact Jenny Foster at pi (at) xecu (dot) net or 301-371-4312, or visit http://MAND.fanitull.org
Arlington Norwegian Dance
Currently on hiatus. Live music for dancing, third weekend Fridays, September through
June, 8 to 11 pm at the Church of Our Saviour, 21 Marathon Street
$7 donation. Halling antics ("free dance" play
time!) begin around 7:30. Singles, families, and dancers with
of experience are welcome! No partner necessary. Clean, comfortable,
low-healed dancing shoes with smooth, non-rubber soles are best.
Contact Gideon at 413-253-0525 or gsmorse (at) comcast (dot) net, or visit www.speledans.org.
Scandinavian Social Dances
Ongoing in the Minneapolis,
St. Paul area. Times and venues vary. Contact Bruce or Char
Bostrom at bcbostrom (at) comcast (dot) net or (651) 778-9175.
Omaha Scandinavian Folk Dancers
Omaha Scandinavian Folk Dancers meets most Wednesdays
at the Scandinavian American Societies Building,
located at 7575 Crown Point in Omaha, Nebraska.
The event is free, and open to everyone who
wants to dance, play, watch, or listen--whether
or just interested. Contact Jim Solheim at jim (at) jamessolheim (dot) com or 402-393-6108 in advance to confirm schedule
for the week.
Skandinöje Scandinavian dance
Skandinöje meets for dancing Thursdays, usually 2x/month at
the Congregational Church, 209 Church Street in Bound
7:30 to 10:00 pm. Dances taught 7:30 - 8:15 pm. Beginners
welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $7. See www.skandinoje.org for more information.
Norwegian and Swedish Dancing
First, third, and fifth Wednesdays, 7:30-10 pm at
the Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Avenue SE
in Albuquerque. Swedish and Norwegian gammaldanser (schottis,
waltz, hambo, polka), polskor, and bygdedanser
(regional dances) are taught for dancing
to recorded music. No partner necessary. Beginners
welcome. Admission $3. For more information contact
Nelson at 505-265-7482 or dalahorse33 (at) comcast (dot) net.
Norwegian and Swedish Dancing
We have a Scandinavian dance approximately once a month month at Slow Lane in Danby. Pols, springar, polska and gammaldans to live music by Laurie Hart and Stefhan Ohlström. We also hold a Lucia party in December and midsommar party in June, both with some dancing and lots of music. Contact Laurie Hart at lah32 (at) cornell (dot) edu for more information.
York City: Scandia New York
Dancing with live music every Wednesday (except summer) at the Town
and Village Synagogue, 334 East 14th Street, Manhattan (between
1st and 2nd Aves). Dances taught include gammaldans favorites
(schottis, waltz, hambo, polka), and featured polskas
or other bygdedans (regional dance) variations
from Sweden and Norway. Teaching for beginners is 7 pm
to 8 pm; dancing
is 8 pm to 10:30 pm. Suggested donation is $10 and light (kosher) refreshments
served. Please bring clean,
leather soled shoes with low heels for dancing. They
will make the turning easier, and protect the wooden
dance floor. For more information, see www.scandiany.org or
contact Judy at jweissny (at) aol (dot) com.
See Maryland events.
Enjoy Nordic and Scandinavian folk dancing to live music each
first Saturday evening From October through June at Island
Center Hall. located at 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd on Bainbridge
Island. Instruction available throughout the evening. 6:00
Potluck Supper is at 6 pm; 7:00-11:00
dance. Admission is $7 for adults children are free.
Info (206) 842-4055.
First and third Fridays of each month at
the Cedar Valley Grange, located at 20526 52nd Avenue West
in Lynnwood. Dances are taught from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
followed by open dancing until 11:30. Skandia Folkdance
Society members pay $7, guests $9. Information: (206) 784-7470
or visit www.skandia-folkdance.org.
Regular Monday evening Nordic dancing with
instruction begins at 7 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Lodge
in Poulsbo (18891 Front Street). Beginners are welcome, no
partner needed, and a donation of $2 a person is requested.
Information: Fred (206) 780-3036 or Stan (360) 779-2460.
Beyond the Basics Scandinavian
Dance classes will be on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9
p.m. in Room 7 of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, located
Phinney Ave N in Seattle. Room 7 is located in the main building,
next to the upper parking lot. Skandia members - $6/session
or $25 for the series. Non-members - $8/session or $35 for
the series. Series includes
free admission to Wednesday night mixer in October 2007. Contact
Tom Berglund or Ingrid Hamberg, this session's instructors,
with questions about the
class at (206) 784-7470.
Fifth Friday Dance
Skandia Folkdance Society's Fifth Friday Dance is 8 -
11 pm at the Epiphany Chapel, located at 1805
Seattle, Washington. The 5th Friday dances focus on bygde-dance,
the "village" couples' dances that are the most popular
with folk dancers in Norway and Sweden. The event features
fiddling from Bill Boyd and Peter Michaelsen,
plus pols, polska, and other tunes played on the regular
fiddle. There is no teaching. The cost is $9 (Skandia
members, $7). Contact 206-784-7470 or visit www.skandia-folkdance.org.
Leif Erikson Leikarringen
Leikarringen rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at
7:30 to 9:30 pm on the 2nd floor of the Sons of Norway Leif
Lodge #1. The
first Tuesday of every month is party night! Leikarringen is
looking for new members to join the group. Teenagers and adults
of all ages and abilities are welcome
at rehearsals. Participation in performances is not required.
The Leif Erikson Lodge is located at 2245 NW 57th Street in
Seattle. There is no attendance fee.
Contact Larry Reinert at reinertl (at) mindspring (dot) com or (206) 937-5211, or visit www.harmoni.net/leikarringen/index.html.